Photo Albums

Fence line effect photos

Severe salinity (LHS) but none under holistic grazing planning (RHS) - Southern NSWClose up of set stocking (LHS) and holistic grazing planning (RHS).  Notice less thistles on the right.  Mid-north coast of NSW.Classic 'patch grazing' (RHS) where the very short grassed areas are severely overgrazed and the taller material will soon be overrested.  Far south coast of NSW.Very conventional set stocking (LHS) compared to holistic grazing planning in a difficult season on the Monaro of NSW.
Soon after the autumn break, in Western Australia.  Holistic planned grazing (LHS) and conventional set-stocked (RHS). Notice difference in cover. Over a season this increases productivity dramatically.Set stocked paddock (RHS) compared to holistic grazing planning of beef catle (LHS) - Central West of NSW.  Note the thistles in set-stocked area.Stock just moved out from the holistic planned grazing (LHS).  Photo taken mid-winter 2009.  New England region of NSW.Set stocked (LHS).  Notice bare, exposed and eroding soil. Winter of 2009 in Central West NSW.
Total rest applied to a National Park bear Cobar, Western NSW.  In the absence of managed animals this is a common outcome in very brittle-tending environments.Adjacent to the National Park near Cobar is this paddock, which is part of a holistically managed grazing cell.  Photo not taken on the same day as the previous photo, but the difference is clear and profound.Western Australian 'non-wetting' sand plain North of Perth.  The RHS was treated 12 months earlier with very high stock density of sheep - heavy trampling and dunging.  Although succession still very low, progress is under way without other inputs.Set stocked (LHS) compared to well covered and high producing holistic grazing planning (RHS).  South-west slopes of NSW in mid winter of 2009.

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